The sky was pink as I tucked into the cornflakes this morning, a sentinel of the approaching weather front. First thing the light was good although the sky started filling in rapidly. We were among the first dozen up the Col de Ves chairlift in Tignes. So there was some nice, pisteur secured steep and deep. It was still hard work, but not as hard as yesterday, thankfully. There were also one or two nice pitches below the airfield. I should also mention that the pistes are in excellent condition now. We then tried going up Lanches and found nice new untracked snow off the Genepy run. It was softer here but still far from the champagne powder – in fact it was so good we did it twice. By 11.30am the sky was darkening and it started to snow. So we opted for an early finish, which was only prolonged by the Grattalu lift which stopped for 20 minutes. Once the lifties had climbed the pylon it didn’t take long to get it going again, an oversensitive microswitch perhaps?
Unfortunately, tomorrow will be a mirror image of this afternoon though the snow may get a little heavier in the afternoon. It looks like the weather front is going to stall over the top of us. The air will be a little bit colder but there shouldn’t be anything more than a gentle breeze. Thursday looks grey and overcast with little or no snow, the breeze will pick up again but nothing too dramatic. Friday and Saturday look like two days of sunny periods, when it will get a little bit warmer offset by a light wind.